Monday, May 13, 2013

The Miracle of Motherhood in a Dry Land

by Jim Rapp

Motherhood has always been endangered;
fraught by war, crime, disease, childbirth,
domestic violence; its offspring badgered
daily too; swallowed by the thirsty earth.

Often thrust by force upon unwilling hosts,
it weaves its web around their thoughts
securing hope that when they count the cost
they’ll deem it worthy, though it’s fraught.

And when it’s won consent it labors on,
in squalid slums, in war torn streets;
against disease, neglect, fatigue, it labors on;
no battle ever won, nor ever does it cry defeat.

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